Bachelor of Music (Performance)

University of Sydney

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Conservatorium 513415 CSP 4F 24 Feb 2020


This course focuses on performance within a general music degree. You will combine your chosen principal study with orchestral studies and chamber music, and core studies. Your studies allow you to develop as a musician and build your experience of current approaches to music. Performance students receive individual tuition on their instrument or voice will be assessed in the final two years of the degree by the presentation of public recitals.

Areas of study: Principal study in historical performance, non-orchestral instrument performance, orchestral instrument performance or in voice. Studies are also undertaken in analysis, history and cultural studies, and music skills (aural perception, harmony and analysis).

Career opportunities: Performer (ensemble, solo instrumental, symphonic and vocal), music administrator, music journalist, music librarian, music producer, studio music teacher.

Practical experience: Includes individual instrumental lessons and concert practice, large ensemble performance and chamber music.

Fees and charges: Visit the University of Sydney website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Audition: In addition to the UAC application, you must register for an audition directly with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Selection into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music programs is based on an audition and/or interview, and ATAR (expected to be a minimum of 70.00 for 2020 entry). You will undertake an audition in a nominated instrument or in voice. In addition to the UAC application, you must submit an audition application directly to the Conservatorium.

For more information, visit the University of Sydney website.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Music 2.

Other applicants

Refer to the University of Sydney general admission criteria.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Audition application: In addition to your UAC application, a separate application to audition/interview must be submitted online direct to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. A non-refundable administration fee is charged for all applications. For more information, visit the University of Sydney website. 

Live audition/interview dates
Main round auditions: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2019. Registration closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 1 September 2019
Late round auditions: Monday 25 November – Friday 6 December 2019 (excluding weekends). Registration closing date: 11.59pm, Friday 1 November 2019

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

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– find out how to make the most out of your time at the University
– meet with our academic staff to get one-on-one advice about how to select subjects that complement your interests, as well as your future academic and career aspirations
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Global mobility/international experience
At the University of Sydney, every undergraduate student has access to global opportunities. These opportunities may include overseas field schools, global professional placements, and student exchanges (one-year, single semester and shorter-term durations) with more than 300 partner universities worldwide.

Open Learning Environment (OLE)
Open Learning Environment (OLE) courses are short, on-demand and workshop-supported. They enable you to broaden your skills in areas such as entrepreneurial thinking, persuasive communication, project management and ethical reasoning. Zero credit point OLEs are available to all students at the University, while students in liberal studies degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce or combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies) and some specialist degrees (Bachelor of Economics) will be required to take 12 credit points of OLE units during their studies.

Faculty handbooks
To view the available first year subjects, visit the University of Sydney website.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
513415 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR.
MA - Median ATAR.
HA - Highest ATAR.
LSR - Lowest selection rank.
LSR - Median selection rank.
LSR - Highest selection rank.